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  1. Advisory council calls for studies and limits

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... there will be more research on how wind speed, direction, building height and positioning of buildings will affect the city's ventilation,' said Lam Kin-che, chairman of the Advisory Council on the Environment. 'Just take a look at the Provident Centre and City Garden on northern Hong Kong Island; the breeze can hardly get inland.' The council also wanted quantitative guidelines set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/504353/advisory-council-calls-studies-and-limits
  2. British Council seeks a bigger community role

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The British Council will broaden its reach by engaging in more community projects, says director Ruth Gee. Ms Gee, a veteran education administrator from Britain, said the shift was a deliberate move to change the misperception that the council only taught English at its Supreme Court Road office. The new dimension will benefit both Hong Kong and Britain. Ms Gee said she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495522/british-council-seeks-bigger-community-role
  3. Sustainable development deserves highest attention

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's developing ministerial system is such that every bureau chief is directly answerable to the chief executive. There might therefore be some merit in the suggestion that the council should come under the Office of the Chief Executive. There is no question that sustainable development is very important. This should be reflected in the status of the council's access ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636451/sustainable-development-deserves-highest-attention
  4. Diners support plan to cut food waste by 15pc

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... government departments, 55 corporations and two business chambers have adopted the waste prevention methods at their celebrations. Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying and Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736976/diners-support-plan-cut-food-waste-15pc
  5. Country park battle is already over, Legco told

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Lawmakers have no power to override a chief executive's order that will allow extending a landfill site into the Clear Water Bay Country Park, government lawyers said yesterday. The Department of Justice warned lawmakers that a cross-party plan to move a motion to repeal an order issued by the chief executive to amend the boundary of the country park is doomed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726676/country-park-battle-already-over-legco-told
  6. All taxis on stands exempted from idling ban

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The government yesterday announced it would exempt all taxis queuing at taxi stands from a proposed ban on idling engines. The exemption will also apply to 16-seater school minibuses, not just bigger school buses as proposed earlier. However, the full exemption will not be extended to public light buses. The new concessions, which the Legislative Council must approve, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730275/all-taxis-stands-exempted-idling-ban
  7. Business urges shift to low-carbon economy

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... sustainability for Asia-Pacific, said the financial sector could identify emerging investment opportunities and devise financial products for areas such as green transport. Executive Council convenor ... yesterday, Cathay Pacific chief executive Tony Tyler, who is executive committee chairman of the Climate Change Business Forum, said many leading economies had committed to emission reduction targets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719024/business-urges-shift-low-carbon-economy
  8. Government Hill site must be for public's benefit- not developers'

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Executive Council, the Legislative Council and the Town Planning Board, have a duty to ask the government for a clear answer before such an irreversible decision is made. Let me remind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734999/government-hill-site-must-be-publics-benefit-not-developers
  9. American business leader promises to push for cleaner air

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... executive of relocation firm Asian Tigers. He said pollution was becoming one of the most serious threats to Hong Kong's competitiveness as a place for doing business, especially in comparison ... system, specifically the Legislative Council and district councils. On environmental issues of concern, 93 per cent of the survey respondents said they were 'very concerned' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735560/american-business-leader-promises-push-cleaner-air
  10. Reform goals

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four chambers of commerce have asked the chief executive in a closed-door consultation to announce clear goals for reforms in democratic development, the civil service and air pollution. What reform goals do you want? Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479924/reform-goals

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